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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby kilimax » 27 Dec 2015, 21:01

A TYT TH-9000D 70cm transceiver.


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Postby Marlin45 » 05 Jan 2016, 21:59

Wouxun 950 4/6/2/70cm from Nevada and a Sirio CX4-68! :)

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Postby owza » 06 Jan 2016, 07:48

7m SOTApole and 'trail friendly' 10/20/40 EndfedZ antenna.

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Postby pete_uk » 16 Jan 2016, 13:59

A Hytera PD785. Top piece of kit! :D :mrgreen: :D
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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby Mattylad » 17 Jan 2016, 16:51

I got an ancient "Standard C78" UHF transceiver (1w) from the redo rose rally today.

Along with many rolls of gaffa tape, brackets etc.

It may be old but I recon if it actually works, it may just be a piece of history lol

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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby kilimax » 07 Feb 2016, 14:24

Been after one of these for some time now and grabbed myself a good deal at my local emporium yesterday.
This is the original TS-590S, not the current SG version although it's half the cost so reckon I did well. :D

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I'll probably have to sell my FT-450D to offset some of the cost but I think it's worth it.
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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby Admiral » 07 Feb 2016, 14:59

Never had one myself, but never heard a bad word said about them.
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Postby kilimax » 07 Feb 2016, 17:50

Admiral wrote:Never had one myself, but never heard a bad word said about them.


I know a few Amateurs with 590s and they swear by them, especially the receive side.
Been listening mostly on 15m today and so far, I'm liking it.
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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby ChrisDX » 22 Feb 2016, 16:47

Treated myself to a MFJ-993B auto tuner :)
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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby Samalex » 22 Feb 2016, 18:26

TS590 is a great rig only downside is the alc/power overshoot if using an amp or want to be qrp.

i had one a year and had it sit side with various rigs k3 756pro3 tentec and the 590 held its own

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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby kilimax » 22 Feb 2016, 19:48

Samalex wrote:TS590 is a great rig only downside is the alc/power overshoot if using an amp or want to be qrp.

i had one a year and had it sit side with various rigs k3 756pro3 tentec and the 590 held its own


I was aware of the ALC overshoot but it doesn't impact me as I don't run it with any amplifiers.
I've updated the firmware in mine to the latest version and two weeks in, I am very pleased with the perfromance.
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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby kilimax » 22 Feb 2016, 19:49

ChrisDX wrote:Treated myself to a MFJ-993B auto tuner :)


Nice! Had one a number of years ago and it certainly worked. The memory function is particularly useful. Just make sure there are no rattles inside the box. MFJ build quality is not the greatest out there!
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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby ChrisDX » 22 Feb 2016, 21:17

No rattles and seems to work good so far.
Watched a couple of Youtube vids on it to get started.
Also came with a manual ,so that will be my bedtime reading later.
I thought this radio cabinet would stop me buying because of limited space, still 4ft to go until i touch the roof :lol:
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Postby kilimax » 28 Feb 2016, 20:49

ChrisDX wrote:No rattles and seems to work good so far.
Watched a couple of Youtube vids on it to get started.
Also came with a manual ,so that will be my bedtime reading later.
I thought this radio cabinet would stop me buying because of limited space, still 4ft to go until i touch the roof :lol:


My radio gear has now edged over onto another desk. I keep on building the shelves up the way too but it doesn't seem to stop them going side ways too.

I've no idea why that is! :angel:
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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby ChrisDX » 29 Feb 2016, 19:47

:D

My radio cabinet is in a corner.. I have a window to one side and sofa against the other wall.
So i can only go up. i havent any space anywhere else indoors, maybe that's a good thing for my bank account :lol:
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